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75+ Best Bee Quotes To Buzz About

Amazing quotes about all kinds of bees.

Bees symbolize power, brightness, and the strength of a community.

Bees are considered as a good omen because of their significance in wealth and riches. It is often said that bees have the motto to work hard and in unity.

There is a saying that is closely related to bees and honey, and it goes, "you catch more flies with honey than vinegar." If you want to live by this saying keep reading our honey-filled bee quote that includes quotes about bees, and honey quotes. In case you are looking for some social media captions we have the perfect cute bee quotes for you.

If the buzz of this article matches yours, find more remarkable quotes in wildflower quotes and [sun quotes].

Best Bee Quotes

Check out these amazing bee sayings.

1. "For bees, the flower is the fountain of life

For flowers, the bee is the messenger of love."

- Kahlil Gibran, 'On Pleasure'.

2. "Act like you know what you're doing, even if you don't. Above all, send the bees love. Every little thing wants to be loved."

- Sue Monk Kidd.

3. "Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers."

- Robert Green Ingersoll.

4. “Well if you have a queen and a group of independent-minded bees that split off from the rest of the hive and look for another place to live, then you've got a swarm.”

- Sue Monk Kidd.

5. "That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees."

- Marcus Aurelius.

6. "The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams."

- Henry David Thoreau.

7. "For where’s the State beneath the Firmament

That doth excel the Bees for Government?"

– Guillaume de Saluste du Bartas, 'Divine Weekes And Workes'.

8. "The bee’s life is like a magic well: the more you draw from it, the more it fills with water."

- Karl Von Frisch.

9. "A bee is an exquisite chemist."

- Royal Beekeeper to Charles II.

10. "Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it!"

- John Muir.

11. "The bee is domesticated but not tamed."

- William Longgood.

12. "A bee is never as busy as it seems; it's just that it can't buzz any slower."

- Kin Hubbard.

13. "Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers."

- Ray Bradbury.

14. "When the flower blossoms, the bee will come."

- Srikumar Rao.

15. "The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way as to do the least damage or destruction to them."

- Saint Francis de Sales.

16. "Such bees! Bilbo had never seen anything like them. 'If one were to sting me,' he thought, " I should swell up as big as I am!'."

- J.R.R. Tolkien, 'The Hobbit'.

17. "One can no more approach people without love than one can approach bees without care. Such is the quality of bees..."

- Leo Tolstoy.

18. "'O bees, sweet bees!' I said; '...Fly swiftly there and drain those honey wells.'"

- Helen Hunt Jackson.

19. "The little bee returns with evening's gloom, To join her comrades in the braided hive, Where, housed beside their might honey-comb, They dream their polity shall long survive."

- Charles Tennyson Turner.

20. "Man produces evil as a bee produces honey."

- William Golding.

21. "The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it."

- Jacques Yves Cousteau.

Busy Bee Quotes

Relax from your busy humdrum with these quotes.

If you're the bee's knees you will love these bee quotes.

22. "How doth the little busy bee

Improve each shining hour,

And gather honey all the day

From every opening flower!"

- Isaac Watts, 'How Doth The Little Busy Be'.

23.  "I don't have dark nights of the soul, except occasionally. I'm such a little busy bee."

- Edmund White.

24. "It's not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted."

- Catherine O'Hara.

25. "The busy bee has no time for sorrow."

- William Blake.

26. "Every mortal is a busy bee when he comes to the task that Destiny has set aside for him."

- George Ade.

27. "So our student will flit like a busy bee...collect a little nectar from each, and carry it to his hive."

- Desiderius Erasmus.

28. "Even the busiest bee does not move from one flower to another as often as an untamed mind moves from one thought to another."

- Mokokoma Mokhonoana.

29. "If you ever love to go for the sweet honey, be ready to be stung by a busy bee!"

- Israelmore Ayivor.

30. "When the busy bee flies, no one will make comments... But when a human being begins to fly...Your dreams are your wings, so decide to fly!"

- Israelmore Ayivor.

Bumble Bee And Queen Bee Quotes

Feel like a boss with these queen bee quotes.

These quotes will help you socialize like bumble bees and be the queen of any party.

31. "Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway."

- Mary Kay Ash.

32. "Notice the bumble bee, small child... Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams."

- Ashley Smith.

33. "It was the bumble bee and the butterfly who survived, not the dinosaur ."

- Meridel Le Sueur.

34. “How does a queen bee behave? However, she wants to.”

– Whitney Wolfe.

35. "To be successful, one has to be one of three bees - the queen bee, the hardest working bee, or the bee that does not fit in."

- Suzy Kassem.

36. "Don’t think for one second you can’t be anything you want to be— a warrior, a goddess, a queen-bee."

- Melody Lee.

Bee Conservation Quotes

Read these quotes and 'bee' sweet to all creatures.

37. “If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.”

- Maurice Maeterlinck.

38. "Will you bee of assistance to save the bees."

- Unknown.*

39. “The way humanity manages or mismanages its nature-based assets...100 crop species that provide 90 per cent of the world’s food, over 70 are pollinated by bees.”

- Achim Steiner.

40. “Human beings have fabricated the illusion that in the 21st century they have the technological prowess to be independent of nature. Bees underline the reality that we are more, not less, dependent on nature’s services in a world of close to seven billion people”

- Achim Steiner.

41. “You can’t save what you don’t love, and you can’t love what you don’t know.  So, we hope this book will first and foremost help people fall in love with the bees around them”.

- Alison Benjamin.

42. "Not a single bee has ever sent you an invoice...nature is free, because it is not invoiced, because it is not priced, because it is not traded in markets, we tend to ignore it."

- Pavan Sukhdev.

43. "The conservation of native honeybee subspecies should be a pressing priority given than they are important reservoirs of local adaptations..."

- Rodolfo Jaffé.

44. "Save the bees, save the world."

- Unknown.*

45. "The western honeybee, Apis mellifera, is arguably the world’s most important beneficial insect, being of  great value to man and nature."

- Rodolfo Jaffé and Robin F.A. Moritz.

46. "Cause a buzz to save bees!"

- Unknown.*

47. "Beekeepers should take into account the need for conserving endemic wild populations."

- Robin F.A. Moritz.

48. "Bee a honey and help save bees."

- Unknown.*

49. "Regional regulations rather than a single pan European directive are more likely to allow a sustainable conservation of the vast variety of local honeybee subspecies."

- Rodolfo Jaffé.

50. "Don’t bee a hater, save the pollinator."

- Unknown.*

51.  "The bees have been declared the most important living beings on this planet... However, according to wildlife experts and scientists, the bees have joined the endangered species long list."

-  Chardynne Joy H. Concio.

52. "Save the bees: they help keep the world sweet."

- Unknown.*

53. "Since the bees' importance is crucial in our planet's ecosystems and they've also been declared an endangered species, we really need to be as careful as possible on the matter."

-  Chardynne Joy H. Concio.

54. “I have a huge belief in the importance of bees, not just for their honey, which is a healing and delicious food, but the necessity of bee colonies that are vital to the health of the planet.”

– Trudie Styler.

55. "There is a concerted effort for bringing bees back onto the planet... We do not realize that they are the foundation, I think, of the growth of the planet, the vegetation."

- Morgan Freeman.

56. "Help save the bees – eat organic!"

- Unknown.*

Bee Captions

What good is a quote list without some Instagram captions? Read on for some of the very bee-st!

57. "The hum of the bees is the voice of the garden."

- Elizabeth Lawrence.

58. “Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.”

– Robert Green Ingersoll.

59. "We think we can make honey without sharing in the fate of bees, but we are in truth nothing but poor bees, destined to accomplish our task and then die."

- Muriel Barbery.

60. "It is a glory of tender green and shaded amethyst and the grateful hum of bees, the very voice of Spring."

- Alice Morse Earle.

61. “Opening a window to let out a fly and ending up with thirty midges, three wasps, two bees and an owl.”

– Rob Temple.

62. "To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,

One clover, and a bee,

And revery.

The revery alone will do,

If bees are few."

- Emily Dickinson, 'To Make A Prairie'.

63. “Every saint has a bee in his halo.”

– Elbert Hubbard.

64. "The lovely flowers embarrass me. They make me regret I am not a bee..."

- Emily Dickinson.

65. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”

– Muhammad Ali.

66. "Even bees, the little almsmen of spring bowers, know there is richest juice in poison-flowers."

- John Keats, 'Isabella'.

67. “When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.”

– Abraham Lincoln.

68. "If bees only gathered nectar from perfect flowers, they wouldn’t be able to make even a single drop of honey."

- Matshona Dhliwayo.

69. “I should send my bees ashore for you, upon my sacred honor.”

– Patrick O’Brian.

70. "The bee is more honored than other animals not because she labors, but because she labors for others."

- Saint John Chrysostom.

71. "Don't wear perfume in the garden — unless you want to be pollinated by bees."

- Anne Raver.

72. "The flower doesn't dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes."

- Mark Nepo.

73. "I like pulling on a baggy bee suit, forgetting myself and getting as close to the bees' lives as they will let me...more to life than the merely human."

- Sue Hubbell.

74. "The bee is domesticated but not tamed."

- William Longgood.

75. "Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still."

- David Foster Wallace.

76. "Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each to his passion; what's in a name?"

- Helen Hunt Jackson, 'Vanity Of Vanities'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for bee quotes then why not take a look at [nature quotes], or [bee movie quotes].

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